INRL 6013

Emerging Powers in the Global Political Economy

Dr. Annita Montoute


Readings/Learning Resources



  1. Alexandroff, Alan S. “Challenges in Global Governance: Opportunities for G-x Leadership.” The Stanely Foundation, 2010. Click here

  2. Alvstam, Claes, G. Strom and Patrik Wentrup. “Heterogenous economic space in a global archipelago, an economic geography perspective of emerging markets.” In Handbook of Contemporary Research on Emerging Markets, edited by Hemant Merchant, 38 – 62, Cheltenham, Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.

  3. Armijo, Leslie Elliott. “The BRICs Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) as Analytical Category: Mirage or Insight?” Asian Perspective 31, no. 4 (2007): 7-42. Click here

  4. Ban, Cornel, and Mark Blyth. “The BRICs and the Washington Consensus: An introduction.” Review of International Political Economy 20, Issue 2 (2013): 241-255. Click here

  5. Bernal, Richard. “Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean: Potential and Prospects.”  Inter-American Development Bank, November 2016. Click here

  6. BRICS. “The Role of BRICS in the World Economy & International Development.” Shanghai‎: New Development Bank, 2017. Click here

  7. Carmody, Pádraig. The Rise of the BRICS in Africa: The Geopolitics of South-South Relations. London: Zed Books, 2013. 

  8. Chakraborty, Sudip. “Significance of BRICS: Regional Powers, Global Governance, and the Roadmap for Multipolar World.” Emerging Economy Studies 4, Issue 2 (2018): 182 – 191.

  9. Duggan, Niall. “BRICS and the Evolution of a New Agenda Within Global Governance.” In The European Union and the BRICS: Complex Relations, in The Future of Global Governance, edited by Marek Rewizorski, 11-26. New York: Springer, 2015. Click here

  10. Hochstetler, Kathryn. “South-South relations and global environmental governance: Brazilian international development cooperation.” Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional 62, no. 2 (2019). Click here

  11. Hosein, Roger and Jeetendra Khadan. “The  Impact of Emerging Markets (BRICs) on CARICOM”. Occasional Papers on Islands and Small States no. 5 (2012). Click here

  12. Gonzalez-Vicente, R. “Make development great again? Accumulation regimes, spaces of sovereign exception and the elite development paradigm of China's Belt and Road Initiative.’ Business and Politics 2, no. 4 (2019): 487-513. Click here

  13. International Relations and Cooperation: Republic of South Africa. “IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation, Pretoria, 4th June, 2018.” Click here

  14. Kahler, Miles. “Rising powers and global governance: negotiating change in a resilient status quo.” International Affairs 89, Issue 3 (2013): 711–729. Click here

  15. Kappel, Robert. “Global Power Shifts and Challenges for the Global Order.” Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2015. Click here

  16. Khomyakov, Maxim. “BRICS and the future of South-South cooperation networks.” University World News, The global window on higher education, April 2019. Click here

  17. Larionova Marina and John Kirton, eds. BRICS and Global Governance. Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2018. 

  18. Larionova, Mariana and Andrey Shelepov. “Is BRICS Institutionalisation Enhancing its Effectiveness?.” In The European Union and the BRICS: Complex Relations in the Era of Global Governance, edited by Marek Rewizorski, 39 – 56. New York: Springer, 2015.

  19. Larionova, Mariana, Lucia Scaffardi and Veronica Federico, eds. “BRICS in the System of Global Governance.” Special Issue of International Organization Research Journal 10, no. 2. (2015).

  20. Li. Li. “BRICS: A Limited Role in Transforming the World.” Strategic Analysis 43, Issue 6: Special Issue: BRICS and the Global Order (2019): 499 – 508.

  21. Martins, Antonio Marco.  “The BRICS in the Global Order: A New Political Agenda?.” In The European Union and the BRICS: Complex Relations in the Era of Global Governance, edited by Marek Rewizorski, 27 – 38. New York: Springer, 2015.

  22. Mehta, Ketan. “India in Pivotal Geographies: Latin America.” Observer Research Foundation, August 2019. Click here

  23. Montoute, Annita. “The BRICS group and global economic governance.” Brazilian Journal of International Relations 6, no. 3 (2017): 442- 467. Click here

  24. Montoute, Annita. “New Paradigm, Greater Collaboration? The Caribbean and Latin America in a Globalizing World”. In Yearbook of Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean, Atlantic vs. Pacific? Latin America and the Caribbean, Regional Changes and Global Challenges, no. 10, November 12, edited by Andres Serbin, Laneydi Martínez and Haroldo Ramanzini Júnior, 1 – 16. Buenos Aires: Regional Coordinator for Economic and Social Research (CRIES), 2014. Click here

  25. Montoute, Annita. “Caribbean – China Economic Relations:  What Considerations for a Sustainable Relationship?” Caribbean Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy 1, no. 1 (February 2013): 110 – 126. Click here

  26. Morazán, Pedro, Irene Knoke, Doris Knoblauch, and Thobias Schafer. “The Role of BRICS in the Developing World.” Directorate-general for External Policies of the Union Directorate B Policy Department, 2012. Click here

  27. Narlikar, Amrita. ed. “Negotiating the Rise of New Powers.” International Affairs 89, Issue 3 (2013):561–576. Click here

  28. Narlikar, Amrita. New Powers: How to Become One and How to Manage Them. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. Call number: JZ1310 .N37 2010 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  29. Nayyar, Deepak. “BRICS, developing countries and global governance.” Third World Quarterly 37,  Issue 4 (2016): 575 – 91. Click here

  30. O'Neill, Jim. “Building Better Economic BRICs.” Global Economic Paper no. 66. New York: Goldman Sachs, 2001. Click here

  31. O'Neill, Jim. “Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2020.” Global Economic Research Paper no. 99, 2003.

  32. O'Neill, Jim. “Are the BRICS still Relevant to Understand Today's World?” Clingendael Spectator. February, 2019.

  33. O'Neill, Jim. “The world still Needs Better Economic BRICS.” China Daily Global, November 25, 2019.

  34. Paul, T,V. Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present, and Future. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. View online: Click here

  35. Pisani-Ferry, Jean. “Is Global Governance Passé?” September 1, 2018.

  36. Petrone, Francesco.  “BRICS, soft power and climate change: new challenges in global governance?” Ethics & Global Politics 12, Issue 2 (2019): 19 – 30. Click here

  37. Schirm, Stefan, A. “Leaders in Need of Followers: Emerging Powers in Global Governance.” European Journal of International Relations 16, Issue 2 (2009): 197 – 221.  Click here

  38. Schweller, Randall. “Emerging Powers in an Age of Disorder.” Global Governance 17 (2011): 285–297. Click here

  39. Sidiropoulos, Elizabeth. “South Africa’s changing role in global development structures: being in them but not always of them.” Discussion Paper No. 4. Bonn: Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), 2019. Click here

  40. Signe, Landry, “Vladimir Putin is resetting Russia’s Africa agenda to counter the US and China.” Brookings, October 2019. Click here

  41. Stephen, Matthew, D. “Rising powers, global capitalism and liberal global governance: A historical materialist account of the BRICs challenge.” European Journal of International Relations 20, Issue 4 (2014): 912 – 38. Click here

  42. Stuenkel, Oliver. “Emerging Powers and BRICS.” Oxford Bibliographies. January 2020,

  43. Stuenkel, Oliver. “The BRICS: Seeking Privileges by Constructing and Running Multilateral Institutions.” Global Summitry 2, no. 1 (2016): 38-53. Click here

  44. Sullivan, Mark P., and Thomas Lum. “China’s Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean.” The Congressional Research Service (CRS), April 2019. Click here

  45. Trebat, Thomas J. “New directions for a more prosperous Brazil.” Journal of International Affairs 66, Issue 2 (2013): 127 – 42. Click here (available on JSTOR)

  46. University of Toronto. “BRICS Official Documents and Meetings.” BRICS Information Centre.

  47. Vidya, Nadkarni and Norma C. Noonan, eds. Emerging Powers in a Comparative Perspective: The Political and Economic Rise of the BRIC Countries. London, New York, New Dehli, Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2012. View online: Click here

  48. Wenner, Mark D and Dillon Clarke. “Chinese Rise in the Caribbean What Does It Mean for Caribbean Stakeholders?” Caribbean Development Bank. July 2016. Click here

  49. World Economic Forum. “The next ten years of BRICS - will the relationship last?”  October 2017.

  50. Xiaoyu, Pu. “Socialisation as a Two-way Process: Emerging Powers and the Diffusion of International Norms.” The Chinese Journal of International Politics 5, Issue 4, (December 2012): 341–367. Click here





  1. Acharya, Amitav. “Asia is not one.” The Journal of Asian Studies 69, no. 4 (2010):  1001–13. Click here

  2. Bukovansky, Mlada.  “The responsibility to accommodate ideas and change.” In Accommodating Rising Powers: Past, Present, and Future, edited by T. V. Paul, 87-108. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. View online: Click here

  3. Burges, Sean, W. “Brazil as a bridge between old and new powers?”  International Affairs 89, Issue 3, 1 (2013): 577–94.

  4. Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation. “On the BRICS of Collapse? Why Emerging Economies Need a Different Development Model.” 2013.  Click here

  5. Hochstetler, Kathryn, and Viola Eduardo. “Brazil and the politics of climate change: beyond the global commons.” Environmental Politics 21, Issue 5 (2012): 753 – 71. Click here

  6. Huang, Yiping. “Understanding China's Belt & Road Initiative: Motivation, framework and assessment.” China Economic Review 40 (September 2016):314-321. Click here

  7. Kiggundu, Moses, N. “Anti-poverty and progressive social change in Brazil: lessons for other emerging economies.” International Review of Administrative Sciences 78, Issue 4 (2012): 733 – 56.  Click here

  8. Knippers, Black, Jan, ed. Latin America: Its problems and Its Promise. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1998. Call number: WI F1406.7 .L38 2005 (NGL-Reserve; AJL-General)

  9. Kornegay, Francis A., and Chris Landsberg. “Engaging Emerging Powers: Africa’s Search for a ‘Common Position.” Politikon 36, Issue 1 (2009): 171-91. Click here

  10. Mahbubani, Kishore. The New Asian Hemisphere. The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East. New York: Public Affairs, 2009. View online: Click here; Call number: JZ1670 .M34 2009 (NGL-General)

  11. Narlikar, Amrita. “New powers in the club: the challenges of global trade governance.” International Affairs 86, Issue 3 (2010): 717–28. Click here

  12. Oxelheim, Lars. ed. EU-Asia and the Re-polarization of the Global economic arena. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2012.

  13. Power, Marcus. Geopolitics and development. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2019. View online: Click here

  14. Ravallion, Martin. A comparative perspective on poverty reduction in Brazil, China and India. Washington, D.C: World Bank, 2009. View online: click here

  15. Smith, Michael. “Beyond the comfort zone: internal crisis and external challenge in the European Union's response to rising powers.” International Affairs 89, Issue 3,1 (2013):  653–71. Click here

  16. Subramanian, Arvind. “The Inevitable Superpower: Why China's Dominance Is a Sure Thing.” Foreign Affairs 90, no. 5 (2011): 66. Click here (Available on JSTOR)

  17. Vezirgiannidou, Sevasti-eleni. “The United States and rising powers in a post-hegemonic global order.” International Affairs 89, Issue 3 (2013):  635–51.

  18. Gonzales – Vincente, Ruben. “South–South relations under world market capitalism: the state and the elusive promise of national development in the China–Ecuador resource-development nexus.” Review of International Political Economy 24, Issue 5 (2017): 881 – 903. Click here

  19. Whyte, Martin King. ”Paradoxes of China's Economic Boom.” Annual Review of Sociology 35 (2009): 371-92. Click here

  20. World Bank. “Multipolarity: The New Global Economy.” Washington, DC: ThWorld Bank, 2011. Click here

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